Through his Twitter account, former President Andrés Pastrana criticized former Spanish President José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s support for candidate Gustavo Petro. PHOTOS: Archive
Gustavo Petro continues adding support to his presidential candidacy ahead of the first round that will take place next Sunday, May 29. The candidate of the Historical Pact -PH- received the support of the ex-president of the Spanish Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, generating diverse reactions in different political sectors.
One of them was that of former President Andrés Pastrana, who through his Twitter account criticized the support of the former European president, indicating that “he comes to promote the pardon and legalization of drug trafficking and corruption that Gustavo Petro has agreed upon.”
It is worth noting that Rodríguez Zapatero was visiting Colombia this Wednesday, May 11, in the midst of the premiere of the documentary inspired by the intimate life of the candidate for the House of Nariño, which, among other things, has scored the vast majority of surveys conducted, including the most recently published last Tuesday.
Although many details of the former president’s agenda are not known, it is also known that in the coming days he could have meetings with members of the Historical Pact campaign; but beyond that, he was one of the special guests at the footage launch event at the Astor Plaza theater.
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On the other hand, and continuing with Pastrana’s claim, he challenged Zapatero to announce his support for the former mayor of Bogotá “at a press conference together with Petro and the registrar.”
Through his Twitter account, former President Andrés Pastrana criticized José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s support for Gustavo Petro. PHOTO: Via Twitter (@AndresPastrana)
It is worth noting that the former president indicated, during his visit to the theater, that the dialogue held “with Gustavo Petro and with the leaders makes me think that the raison d’être of a possible history of Petro is to walk towards equality and walk towards the end of the violence.
In addition, he reaffirmed his commitment to peace in the country in the same way that he did by supporting the peace process carried out during the government of Juan Manuel Santos, pointing out that it “must incorporate recognition, respect, hospitality. Making peace is reconciling and I have seen it in the thoughts and words of Gustavo Petro and his team. I am here to offer you my modest help in this process.”
The former president of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party -PSOE- saw the documentary, was part of the photo session with the Petro family and at the end of the event he greeted some of the attendees and left early. There is still no public agenda for his visit in relation to the candidate’s campaign.
On the other hand, former President Pastrana once again criticized Petro, also through Twitter.
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Last Tuesday, the 10th, he published a message and left a question in the air regarding who would be the “owners” of the former mayor of Bogotá. “After pawning his candidacy to so many dark and desperate pacts, it is worth asking: Who are the true owners of Gustavo Petro today?”
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These questions of the former president arise due to the alleged pacts that the candidate of the Historical Pact has had throughout the presidential and legislative campaign. In fact, the former president of Colombia between 1998 and 2002 has asked the presidential candidate on several occasions about his alleged links with Indra (Spanish multinational), as well as some of the inmates of La Picota prison.
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